I've been playing a little more in Lynne Hoppe's book, which she and I are collaborating on, and it's been quite fun!
Last time I posted the covers, now I've gone inside the book, and so far it has transformed from this...
...to this (the person is still the same color as in the original shot. I took the 2nd photo in sunshine, which kinda washed her out. There are more browns than pinks over all.)
I had the thought that I'd like to put a curtain, or something around the window that would be interactive. Lynne had framed it with silvery joss paper, and all I could *see* when I looked at it was a page out of an old journal of mine (even though they are completely different) where I had used duct tape to frame a window, and plastic sheeting over it, during the over the top fear frenzy our country went through. I felt the desire to cheer up my vision of the image I was getting- not necessarily the one that was actually there! So I added the magenta wash, and shadow stamped the chakra symbol, which is actually done with a sealing wax stamp and not made for ink, but it worked for the effect I was going for!
The shade is made
from trimmings of an actual bamboo shade
that was too large for the window I have it in.
I trimmed the edges off years ago, and saved them -
I knew the left over scrap would come in handy some day!
I wove a ribbon up the middle of the 'shade'
and created a pull at both the top and bottom,
to grab onto.
so it doesn't flop around when you open
Here is the new friend that has appeared to join Lynne's. He was shy before - only peering out - making sure that things were safe out there, and it was okay for the rest of his form to show up :) He realized he was among friends and has made an appearance, which made his companion so happy, she bloomed. That's how she expresses herself, as she is still learning to smile...
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I scanned this one, which seems to capture the color more truly...